Sweden's Foreign Minister announced upcoming EU sanctions against Russia's shadow tanker fleet

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Sweden's Foreign Minister announced upcoming EU sanctions against Russia's shadow tanker fleet

The European Union will soon decide to impose sanctions against the shadow tanker industry. fleet Russian Federation. This was stated by Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström, reports the Reuters news agency.

Sanctions against Russia’s shadow tanker fleet will be part of the fourteenth package of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation. But, interestingly, the head of the Swedish diplomatic department did not explain exactly how the European Union is going to prevent oil supplies with the help of a shadow tanker fleet.



The shadow tanker fleet is tankers that formally have nothing to do with Russia and do not belong to Russian owners. But in fact, these tankers transport Russian oil on instructions from Russian companies.

The use of shadow tanker fleets by Russian companies has long caused sharp dissatisfaction on the part of the leadership of the European Union in the past. Probably, until recently, possible ways to prevent Russia from using the shadow tanker fleet to transport oil were discussed in EU political circles.

In addition, the head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry announced an upcoming ban on the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Let us recall that until recently, supplies of LNG from Russia to the EU countries were not prohibited, unlike supplies of coal and oil.
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  1. -2
    April 22 2024 17: 37
    Why are the Jews back to the same rake?
    1. +4
      April 22 2024 17: 45
      Quote: Elis_S
      Why are the Jews back to the same rake?

      These are those whose grandfathers and fathers helped Hitler.
      1. +1
        April 22 2024 18: 36
        They directly served Hitler.
        1. 0
          April 22 2024 22: 15
          Quote: Alaburga
          They directly served Hitler.

          Yes, yes to Hitler and the Third Reich.
  2. +4
    April 22 2024 17: 39
    It seems the Europeople leave our leadership no choice. We'll have to go to the end
    1. -6
      April 22 2024 18: 15
      Are there platforms, round tables where they discuss and divide markets and profits? Here's ours, here's your piece. If we squeeze ours, you will receive losses in your clearing.
      In the North Sea all the pipes are intact. Tankers ply the Atlantic without punishment.
      The people are silent, their character is soft. And the Kremlin...
    2. -2
      April 22 2024 18: 16
      It seems the Europeople leave our leadership no choice. We'll have to go to the end

      I really hope that this will be their “end”... The main thing is not to stop and not turn anywhere... We have nothing to lose... Head to head and ramming... They are still afraid of losing everything... The question is: are we afraid...???
      1. -2
        April 22 2024 22: 17
        Quote: Lev_Russia
        They are still afraid of losing everything... The question is, are we afraid...???

        We must not be afraid, like Comrade Stalin.
  3. -4
    April 22 2024 17: 42
    It looks like things are about to introduce a naval blockade.
    It will be interesting how Zakharova’s department will comment on this zrada.
    And it’s even more interesting how Skabeeva will turn it into a victory.
    1. -2
      April 22 2024 20: 00
      You shouldn’t remember the wretched in vain. They are already offended by fate...
    2. +2
      April 22 2024 22: 18
      Quote: Victor Leningradets
      And it’s even more interesting how Skabeeva will turn it into a victory.

      Are you by any chance from Kiev???
      1. 0
        April 23 2024 05: 41
        Are you by any chance from Kiev???

        And you, Carpenter-Dimon?
        My nickname says where I'm from.
        It’s just that things are moving towards a kneading, and at sea (especially the Baltic) we have nothing to “knead” with. Both exits from the Arctic Sea may also be blocked, not to mention the Black Sea. Fight at sea - get a new Tsushima. There is no strength to move by land against the NATO jackals, given their air supremacy.
        What remains is the whole world in ruins! And then, after all the treacherous strategic offensive forces and their pre-emptive strike, it is not a fact that they will disappear.
        This is the situation. And in the first half of 2023 it was not too late!
    3. +1
      April 23 2024 00: 20
      It looks like things are about to introduce a naval blockade.

      lol, a naval blockade is a declaration of war, the EU will declare war on Russia, are you serious?

      Lithuania does not even prohibit transit trains to Kaliningrad, because it would be a blockade and this is a casus belli
  4. +2
    April 22 2024 17: 44
    If they could, they would have blocked any supply of oil and LNG a long time ago. But then Oil will be at 250 per barrel and gas will return to the $2000 zone. The United States will not allow this to be done; they will insist on compliance with the norm of 60 per barrel. Maybe something similar will be invented for LNG.
  5. 0
    April 22 2024 17: 44
    The use of shadow tanker fleets by Russian companies has long caused sharp dissatisfaction on the part of the leadership of the European Union in the past.

    But it is impossible to stop this fleet; there are many different tricks to avoid this.
    1. +6
      April 22 2024 18: 03
      Quote: carpenter
      It is impossible to stop this fleet; there are many different tricks to avoid this.
      I am not an expert in maritime law - there are people here who are much more aware of this than I am.
      But it seems to me that the “fight against the shadow Russian fleet” will result in the complete destruction of this very right and its replacement with the usual and normal privateering for the West - “it SEEMED to me that this ship is related to Russia and on this simple basis I have the right to seize it , and steal oil."

      We have already heard about this quite recently - replacing “rights” with “rules”.
      1. +1
        April 22 2024 22: 23
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        I am not an expert in maritime law - there are people here who are much more aware of this than I am.

        Believe me, like you in construction, I understand the commercial fleet. It’s all clear to me how to get around all these prohibitions and sanctions, this is how the whole maritime world lives. But I’m not even a maritime lawyer, I’m just a steamship master.
  6. -2
    April 22 2024 17: 45
    ...Denmark, Sweden and Finland want to block Russian tankers from passing through the Gulf of Finland to the Baltic Sea due to their “unrecognized” insurance.

    Russia is accused of wanting to create an environmental disaster
    In early April, the foreign ministers of the eight countries of the North-Baltic group met on the Swedish island of Gotland to discuss how to “fight the Russian fleet.”

    Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström said that Russia is "ready to create 'ecological chaos' by sailing 'unseaworthy oil tankers through the Baltic Sea in violation of all maritime regulations.'" In his opinion, Russia even wants "the aging and uninsured Russian shadow The fleet has caused an environmental disaster."

    “The risk of environmental disasters exists every day, and especially in the Baltic Sea region it could be very serious if something happens,” said Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen.

    How NATO will fight the Russian fleet
    “The Baltic Sea is becoming a lake for NATO,” Latvian Foreign Minister and NATO chief candidate Krisjanis Karins said last month.

    Sweden, Finland, Denmark and other small Baltic countries - NATO members, want, according to media reports:

    introduce a ban on refueling and reloading of the tanker fleet in the Gulf;
    introduce an obligation to use Danish pilots when guiding tankers through the Öresund Strait.
    Greenpeace has also been involved and is carrying out demarches at the roadstead.
    “We call on the Swedish government to stop allowing the Zircon refueling tanker to operate in the Swedish exclusive economic zone and thereby remove the critical infrastructure of the Russian fleet, which is funding the war in Ukraine,” said Rolf Lindahl, peace and energy campaigner at Greenpeace Nordic.

    WWF marine expert Vanessa Ryan added that there is "great concern because there are ships in poor condition and there is no information about crew training, insurance, etc." Note that the West does not, for some reason deciding that it is indispensable in ship insurance.

    They want to include restrictions against Russian tankers in European package No. 14 against the Russian Federation, which they want to adopt before the summer.

    Such preparations mean that Russia's access to the Baltic Sea from St. Petersburg and other ports such as Kaliningrad could be cut off.

    And Russia won’t let it go so easily. Therefore, Billström immediately “gave back”, assuring the Guardian that NATO members can hardly risk their reputation - these plans are very reminiscent of the actions of the Houthis in the Red Sea.

    In addition, the unviability of the idea lies in the fact that the world shipping industry is multinational, and many countries, especially those sanctioned, use the “shadow fleet” scheme. We have accumulated extensive experience in quickly changing the flag and home port.

    As for Danish pilots, the Financial Times reported last fall that the EU was considering plans under which Denmark, which controls the straits at the entrance to the Baltic Sea, could be tasked with inspecting or even blocking ships that do not have “recognized insurance.” There is supposedly a provision in maritime law that if a country believes a ship is “dangerous,” it can inspect it and turn it down.
    But this could provoke retaliatory measures or lawsuits from Russia, because the ships have Russian insurance. There is a proxy war going on, which determines the continued existence of the “shadow fleet”.....

    Taken from Pravda.ru
  7. -1
    April 22 2024 17: 51
    Yeah, they will catch the Russian shadow tanker fleet. recourse fool laughing In Tortuga they still remember us, or rather they are chasing us laughing laughing laughing But they won’t be able to catch it because we don’t confuse the winds. good drinks
  8. +7
    April 22 2024 17: 51
    So everything is clear... the “shadow fleet” is insolent, Lloyd is not insured, but they really want it, such a fat piece of mouth flies by!
    But their sanctions and attempts to implement them are no longer jokes, this is WAR!
    1. +2
      April 22 2024 18: 27
      Quote: rocket757
      The “shadow fleet” is insolent, Lloyd is not insured, but they really want it, such a fat piece flies past their mouth!
      I don’t understand the point of MANDATORY insurance at all. At least OSAGO, at least Lloyd's. Look, Detochkin insured the car with Dima Semitsvetov VOLUNTARILY.
      Why on earth would I pay anyone anything without doing something catastrophic? If I crash someone else’s car, run a tanker aground and the oil causes an environmental disaster - sue me and recover damages from me. And even more so, why should my violation of the financial interests of a private insurance company be grounds for deprivation of my property or an obstacle to my right to use my property?
      It’s just a legalized way to extort these mandatory insurance costs and nothing more.

      I understand that the issue, whether with OSAGO or with Lloyd, is more complicated than I described here, but, nevertheless, the principle remains the bottom line. If I want, I pay for future possible risks. I don’t want to - I don’t cry, I will compensate even more in case of damage.
      And the way it is, this insurance now exists - some kind of voluntary-compulsory "Sportloto" in reverse.
      1. +1
        April 22 2024 19: 15
        The question is difficult/simple!!!
        First of all, this is how they earn money!
        Secondly, they created and imposed THEIR RULES on everyone in order to EARN MONEY!
        The world must live by their rules... they decided so and are trying to crush everyone who is against it!
        At this point in time, they are looking at BRICS, which is really becoming big and significant and... they are doing everything to... earn money again, according to their own rules.
        They can’t do it any other way, this is their last and decisive decision!
      2. +4
        April 22 2024 19: 20
        40% of sea carriers not able to pay for the damage caused by the disaster. The amounts are growing...
        Therefore, insurance is almost mandatory
        1. -1
          April 22 2024 21: 15
          Quote: your1970
          40% of sea carriers not able to pay for the damage caused by the disaster. The amounts are growing...
          Therefore, insurance is almost mandatory
          If I built a house, and, God forbid, it fell apart, then who cares whether I have the money to pay for the damage to all the victims or not? If I have money, I'll pay. If I have no money, they will let me go around the world, or even imprison me.
          To prevent this from happening, there are many ways to prevent disaster before it happens. At the same time, no one is forcing me to irrevocably pay money to a commercial structure appointed by someone so that if something happens, it will pay the amount of damage.

          Simply put, in construction, for some reason, they make do with control at all stages - from the design and geological exploration to control during construction and, in fact, the act of acceptance of the object.
          Naturally, it's not free. But this is not the same as paying some kind of incomprehensible insurance.
          Why can’t we control the same ships BEFORE an accident happens, and not pay money for unknown reasons to someone unknown? Technical condition, crew training - I don’t know what exactly, I’m not an expert in maritime transport.
          At least if I pay for technical expertise of the project, I know what I paid for. And if I had paid for insurance and built it the way the big toe of my left foot wanted, then there’s no telling what I would have built, even if I had bought the coolest insurance.
          1. +2
            April 22 2024 21: 29
            And if I had paid for insurance and built it the way the big toe of my left foot wanted, then there’s no telling what I would have built, even if I had bought the coolest insurance. -
            When the orchestra was killed while flying to Syria, the state paid compensation for the victims. From 5 to 7 million
            But the relatives of the victims decided that since the plane was flying abroad, they should pay according to international rates range from 21 to 30 million. The last time I read, they have already reached the ECHR.

            And with construction everything is fun - no one owes anyone anything. And we can take it from you... but we can’t take anything...
            You have nothing. At all...
            No, you will probably be imprisoned if the house collapses. But no one will receive a penny of compensation - there’s nothing....
            1. -1
              April 22 2024 21: 37
              Quote: your1970
              No, you will probably be imprisoned if the house collapses. But no one will receive a penny of compensation - there’s nothing....
              As for me personally, there is just something to take. Everything in the company, from tower cranes and bulldozers to chairs in the accounting department, belongs to me personally. Only for more than thirty years nothing has collapsed and there was no need to pay... request

              And further.
              since the plane flew abroad, they must pay at international rates - from 21 to 30 million. The last time I read, they had already reached the ECHR.
              And according to “international” - which ones? American, German or British? What if in Turkmen? Also "abroad"...
              Some strange people...
              1. 0
                April 22 2024 23: 02
                Quote: Zoldat_A
                Everything in the company, from tower cranes and bulldozers to chairs in the accounting department, belongs to me personally.

                And I have a crew, cargo and freight. But everything is not mine, but between the cargo owner, consignee, cargo carrier, shipowner and freight. Different states, companies as well as insurers of the vessel, cargo and freight, and so on (and this is in miniature).
                1. 0
                  April 22 2024 23: 42
                  Quote: carpenter
                  between the cargo owner, consignee, cargo carrier, shipowner and freight. Different states, companies as well as insurers of the vessel, cargo and freight, and so on (and this is in miniature).
                  However, your head will break...
                  1. +1
                    April 23 2024 08: 23
                    Quote: Zoldat_A
                    However, your head will break...

                    Well, that’s why we’ve been doing this for 40-50 years.
            2. 0
              April 22 2024 22: 55
              Quote: your1970
              And with construction everything is fun - no one owes anyone anything. And we can take it from you... but we can’t take anything...

              Marine insurance is not the construction of a supermarket or a factory, other principles, other values. Everything is much higher there and there are other priorities.
              1. +2
                April 22 2024 23: 01
                Marine insurance is not the construction of a supermarket or a factory, other principles, other values. Everything is much higher there and there are other priorities. this is exactly what I wrote to my opponent about
      3. +1
        April 22 2024 22: 52
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        I don’t understand the point of MANDATORY insurance at all.

        Marine insurance is different from compulsory motor liability insurance, but you need to get around it nicely, the whole marine world is watching with its eyes, but there are no problems getting around it.
  9. -1
    April 22 2024 18: 13
    We need to finish off all the gas storage facilities on the outskirts, otherwise we stopped again halfway. And there the price of gas will skyrocket and it will be possible to transport it through South America without damage. wassat
  10. +2
    April 22 2024 18: 42
    Come on, look, the price of energy resources for the EU will increase due to new costs.
    1. -1
      April 22 2024 19: 17
      But the boss above them all, MAKES EARNINGS from this too!
      And the SHERIFF, as you know, is not concerned about the problems of the “Tvzemtsev”. Moreover, he has set his sights on another region and is creating AUCUS there, according to his own rules!
  11. -3
    April 22 2024 19: 17
    As I understand it, tankers will accompany our warships? To avoid provocations. Or not?
    1. 0
      April 22 2024 23: 09
      Quote: There was a mammoth
      As I understand it, tankers will accompany our warships?

      Kindergarten.
  12. +1
    April 22 2024 19: 35
    "Horrible," belay Will they really introduce sanctions against themselves?
    1. 0
      April 22 2024 23: 10
      Quote: tralflot1832
      “It’s terrible,” will they really impose sanctions against themselves?

      We Marimans understand - no.
  13. +2
    April 22 2024 20: 02
    I don’t understand the point of MANDATORY insurance at all.

    A ship without insurance will not enter the port, it’s simple.
    1. +1
      April 22 2024 23: 12
      Quote: Staal
      A ship without insurance will not enter the port, it’s simple.

      So do this to get around it, it's easy.